Morning sports update: Drew Brees posted a second apology, promises to ‘do better’

"I just want you to see my eyes, how sorry I am for the comments I made yesterday."

Drew Brees in 2019.
Drew Brees in 2019. –The Associated Press

Details continue to emerge about the return of sports leagues in the ongoing coronavirus pandemic era. On Thursday, fans learned that the NBA season is scheduled to resume on July 31 (and run through October).

The NHL also announced more details about its summer tournament. And in England, the Premier League released its schedule for games between June 17 and July 2.

Drew Brees released a second video apologizing for his remarks: On Thursday night, Saints quarterback Drew Brees posted a video on social media apologizing again for his earlier comments in which he equated kneeling during the national anthem with “disrespecting the flag.”

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Brees initially apologized on Thursday with a statement, but added a second apology in a video.

“I know there’s not much that I can say that would make things any better right now, but I just want you to see my eyes, how sorry I am for the comments I made yesterday,” Brees began.

“I am sorry, and I will do better, and I will be part of the solution, and I am your ally,” Brees concluded. “And I know no words will do that justice, that’s going to have to be [action].”

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Saquon Barkley shared a video of fellow NFL stars reminding the league of the importance of Black Lives Matter:

Revolution coach Bruce Arena weighed in on returning to the field:

 

On this day: In 2008, Paul Pierce became forever linked with a wheelchair when he was injured in Game 1 of the NBA Finals. Pierce later returned to help the Celtics defeat the Lakers, 98-88.

And in 2015, a fantastic but erroneous headline marked the MLB debut of ambidextrous pitcher Pat Venditte.

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